Lawyers Rock!

1,000 lawyers & guests, $620,000 in the bank — this River Oaks party rocked and set records

1,000 lawyers meant this River Oaks party rocked and set records

Lee and Annette Duggan, from left, Glenn and Susan Ballard and David Chaumette at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
Lee and Annette Duggan, from left, and Glenn and Susan Ballard at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration. Photo by Fred Provada/Provada Photography
54 John Eddie and Sheridan Williams at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
John Eddie and Sheridan Williams at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration. Photo by Fred Provada/Provada Photography
52 Tess Chaney, left, and Roseann Rogers at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
Tess Chaney, left, and Roseann Rogers at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration. Photo by Fred Provada/Provada Photography
20 Laura Gibson and Bill Ogden at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
Laura Gibson and Bill Ogden at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration. Photo by Fred Provada/Provada Photography
29 Macey and Harry Reasoner at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
Macey and Harry Reasoner at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration. Photo by Fred Provada/Provada Photography
33 Benny and Nikki Agosto at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
Benny and Nikki Agosto at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration. Photo by Fred Provada/Provada Photography
27 Ashish and Sameera Mahendru at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
Ashish and Sameera Mahendru at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration. Photo by Fred Provada/Provada Photography
Lee and Annette Duggan, from left, Glenn and Susan Ballard and David Chaumette at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
54 John Eddie and Sheridan Williams at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
52 Tess Chaney, left, and Roseann Rogers at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
20 Laura Gibson and Bill Ogden at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
29 Macey and Harry Reasoner at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
33 Benny and Nikki Agosto at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013
27 Ashish and Sameera Mahendru at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2013

Lawyers and those in need of pro bono legal counsel got a boost when the 61st annual Harvest Celebration at River Oaks Country Club brought in a record $620,000. The fundraiser, hosted by the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Bar Foundation and the HBA Auxiliary drew a crowd of 1,000 that spread throughout the club.

HBA president David Chaumette welcomed guests who poured in to the first floor ballroom and dining room. Foundation chair Glenn Ballard and wife Susan and auxiliary chair Annette Duggan and Judge Lee Duggan were part of the welcome committee. Those seeking more sustenance than the stand-up cocktail buffet on the main floor headed downstairs for the traditional Mexican buffet. The entire club, typically closed on Monday night, was reserved for the Harvest Celebration.

Funds raised support HBA's Houston Volunteer Lawyers, which provides pro bono legal services for low-income families. 

The legal eagles and friends included Bill Ogden, Laura Gibson, Sheridan and John Eddie Williams, Sofia Adrogué,  Macey and Harry Reasoner, Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack and Judge Sherry Radack, Melanie Gray, Judge Robert Schaffer and Rachel and Daryl Bristow.